Late Night Poker on C4 Tonight, GUKPT Student Championships + more
Late Night Poker Returns Tonight
The show that started it all returns with a new sponsor and a new line up, Late Night Poker is back. The groundbreaking poker show starts at 12:35am tonight on channel 4 and will be around midnight every Tuesday thereafter. Full Tilt Poker are the new sponsors and likewise, they have brought some of the cream of the poker world with them including Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Mike Matusow and Erik Lindgren. The first heat tonight includes Barny Boatman, John Tabatabai, Andy Black and Vicky Coren. Heat 2 will of course be the one to watch, as it sees the infamous match up between Luke Schwartz and Andrew Feldman,
GUKPT Student Championships
More now on the upcoming GUKPT Student Championships, which take place during the GUKPT Blackpool festival in November, when 30 players will fight for a seat in the Champion of Champions event. Every UK student has a chance to qualify for the Final in one of five Open Qualifiers, running both online at Blue Square Poker and live at selected Grosvenor and G Casino venues:
Sunday 25th October 3pm Grosvenor Casino Walsall
Sunday 25th October 3pm G Casino Bolton
Monday 26th October 8pm Blue Square Poker
Sunday 1st November 3pm Grosvenor Casino Brighton
Monday 2nd November 8pm Blue Square Poker
PKR Heads Up Grand Slam
More televised poker fun now and PKR are pleased to announce their first TV tournament, the Heads-Up Grand Slam on October 8th to 10th. Taking place at the 3 Mills Studio in London, 32 of the best players in the world will fight for a $100,000 first prize. Tom Dwan, Luke Schwartz, Annette Obrestad, Roland De Wolfe, Sammy George and Roberto Romanello are all amongst the players already confirmed. You can be a part of it by qualifying exclusively on PKR.
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport said, "We have been looking at creating a heads-up event for a while now and I'm excited that we have the formula just right. Shows such as the NBC Heads-Up Championship have attracted huge ratings and we expect this event to continue that trend. There will be a plethora of poker talent gathering in London in October and the names that have already committed look to provide a breathtaking line up."
Simon Prodger, Marketing Director of PKR.com said, "We are excited to work with Matchroom Sport and put Heads-Up poker on the European TV map. The line up is already one of the strongest fields ever seen in the UK and we are offering a unique opportunity for PKR qualifiers to test themselves against the world's best players."